Metro vancouver gas prices could hit $1.54 a litre by the weekend gasbuddy – page 4 – revscene automotive forum gas key bolt carrier

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It’s an age-old tradition for people in the Lower Mainland to travel to Blaine and Bellingham, just across the border, to fill up on “cheap” gas. As long as that’s been going there have been people saying that you’ll burn more gas getting there and back than you’ll end up saving.

As I type this, Google Maps is telling me it would take 1 hour and 9 minutes to drive to that Bellingham Arco. That’s not counting the minimum half hour wait at the border. So let’s say you drove there, fuelled up, then immediately turned around and drove back. Let’s call it three hours.

Or better yet, make a day trip down there. Head to the mall, drive the coastline and check out the antique shops, stop at Trader Joe’s, and as a byproduct of a fun road trip you can stop for gas and get a price break. A straight shot there and back might not be worth it, but an adventure could be.

Very true as I’ve done roughly the same calculations a while back for my thirsty Jeep SRT (16.7L/100km). I would also like to point out other realistic expenses such as the depreciation of the mileage it takes to get there and back as well as the maintenance/consumables of just making that trip. Well before I’ve been able to take account for the time spent and the cost/hour of my life, I’m already deeply in the red. Mind you, I was saving about $40-50cad/tank and it still wasn’t anywhere near worth it. After doing all the math, I felt a lot more comfortable just pulling up to any chevron near me and filling up 91 or 94 at about $140+/tank whenever I needed gas.

Timing is a bitch too. There is never a direct correlation of needing gas (maximizing the fill up) and having the perfect timing of heading down for gas. Of course, if you live close enough then its a no brainer or if you’re there for some other reasons such as picking up stuff.

Very true as I’ve done roughly the same calculations a while back for my thirsty Jeep SRT (16.7L/100km). I would also like to point out other realistic expenses such as the depreciation of the mileage it takes to get there and back as well as the maintenance/consumables of just making that trip. Well before I’ve been able to take account for the time spent and the cost/hour of my life, I’m already deeply in the red. Mind you, I was saving about $40-50cad/tank and it still wasn’t anywhere near worth it. After doing all the math, I felt a lot more comfortable just pulling up to any chevron near me and filling up 91 or 94 at about $140+/tank whenever I needed gas.

Timing is a bitch too. There is never a direct correlation of needing gas (maximizing the fill up) and having the perfect timing of heading down for gas. Of course, if you live close enough then its a no brainer or if you’re there for some other reasons such as picking up stuff.

eeeh..these math always failed to consider how our 91 is always incrementally more than the 91 in the states or any other canadian provinces. i remember it’s very easy to know how much premium is in Nova Scotia because you just add 3 cents per grade to their advertised price. But not here in BC. Anyway, my point being, people who use 91 gas tend to save more than the calculated math most article/people use. Plus….who goes to blaine just for gas in vancouver? Head out to Point Roberts, trip takes like an hour only from richmond